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EWG's Healthy Home Tip 2: Eat organic, fresh foods
Most people prefer their foods free of pesticides and toxic chemicals, for a whole host of (pretty) obvious reasons. I know I do.
The government isn't doing enough Pesticides and toxic chemicals are increasingly linked to serious health problems - especially for our children, whose developing bodies are more vulnerable to chemical exposures. We'd like to believe that our government is policing the safety of our food and the containers it comes in, but it's not.
So what can YOU do to protect your family? Our advice is to eat organic, fresh foods to limit your family's exposure to:
- Pesticides. How? Buy organic or low-pesticide fruits and veggies.
- BPA and PFCs, two common toxic chemicals often used in food containers. How? By avoiding food containers that contaminate.
- Bovine growth hormones. How? By choosing more natural meat and dairy products.
Get the why's and how's of our recommendations here.
More about EWG's Healthy Home Tips In May 2009 we launched our Healthy Home Tips series. It's based on a simple but powerful 1-page guide from EWG researchers on how to improve the environmental health of your home.
Have you signed up yet to get it via email? If not, hop on our children's health and toxics e-list so you can get the next 9 tips right in your inbox.
Tell your friends about our Healthy Home Tips We know you're not the only one who wants to choose better body care products. Tell your friends about our Healthy Home Tip Series so they, too, can be informed when faced with rows of under-regulated products at the store.
Talk to you in a month when we discuss our next Healthy Home Tip: Avoiding fire retardants.